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Is there an option between made by xenforo or made by third party ?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Digital Doctor, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Is it possible to have options in between this dichotomy ?

    Let's work with an example, let's say a CMS/HomePage addon.

    Option A: wait for a CMS/HomePage Addon made by Xenforo.
    - people want this, mostly because admins are fearful the addon will break ... and no one will be there to fix it.
    - problem: it could be years (longer?) for xenforo to make all the addons people want.

    Option B: get a third party CMS/HomePage.
    - good options are available now.
    - problem: people worry about support.
    - developers feel that they can't charge much. Developers lack the infrastructure to support their addon.

    So it seems we are stuck in this outdated dichotomy.
    We need an option C !
    Can any developers suggest options that might work for them and Xenforo ?
  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I suppose option C would be to use a completely separate, independent system.
  3. Ray

    Ray Active Member

    Option C: Hire a great and experienced coder to make you a custom forum software.
    It can be pricey, but it's well worth it.
  4. Shelby

    Shelby Active Member

    Considering the amount of time it has taken to develop XenForo, there is no reason that option A would take years.
  5. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    If there is something you want which you don't have on here or over the net. Hire an experienced coder :)
    (that's what I did):X3: He's done a dam good job to.
  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    That's Option B.
    I myself trust many of the good coders who hang out here.
    I wonder if there are good Option Cs that work for coders and work for Xenforo.
  7. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Not really... as I don't have these problems
    It's more like Option Z :rolleyes:
  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Any Option C suggestions ?
    We know Xenforo has the best forum already.
    Add in the best developer community and Xenforo is headed for the big time !
  9. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    A CMS addon would be feasible when all the technical requirements have been worked out on 'what' a CMS is.
  10. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Good luck on that ever happening.
  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I only use the CMS as an example.
    I am more interested in what people see as possible agreements between xenforo, customers and addon developers to create a "Software ecosystem".

    Essentially I am looking for ideas to generate a novel developer community where:
    (1) Developers have incentive to make addons AND provide ongoing support. Developers need $$$ incentive.
    (2) Xenforo customers have access to a great variety of plugins.
    (3) Xenforo becomes the dominant player in forum software by keeping (1) and (2) going.

    Option A = Addons mostly made by Xenforo.
    Option B = Addons mostly made by Addon developers
    Option C = ?

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